In 1955, our founder, Albert G. Van Metre, began a business endeavor that would evolve into a family of companies. His meticulous nature and uncompromising ideals set him apart from other local developers, and his name quickly became synonymous with quality and craftsmanship.
Van Metre Milestones
The company is founded by Albert G. Van Metre who partners with B.B. Wills to build the first Van Metre Homes in Burke, Virginia.
The company ventures into investment properties with the construction and delivery of Fairfax Square Apartments.
Van Metre takes on a management role at the Saratoga Shopping Center, built by Guy Beatty, and begins its commercial business.
In its first large scale philanthropy effort, Van Metre organizes the Hospice Cup regatta. Now an annual tradition, it is the nation’s largest charity sailing regatta.
September 29, 1988
Van Metre enters into a joint venture with Intercoastal Mortgage Company.
In gratitude for the excellent treatment his son received at Children’s Hospital, Van Metre CEO Rick Rabil launches the annual Van Metre 5-Mile Run, an event that has garnered millions of dollars for Children’s Hospital.
October 4, 1993
Van Metre forms a joint venture with Walker/Dominion Title LLC, marking the official founding of Van Metre Financial.
Raspberry Falls, the first of many award-winning Van Metre golf courses, opens just moments from Leesburg, Virginia.
December 31, 2002
Beau Van Metre and Alison Van Metre Paley establish the Van Metre Family Foundation, Inc. benefiting education, the arts, veterans, people living in poverty, and animal welfare.
Owners created the Van Metre Companies Foundation in order to assist local nonprofits focused on needy children and teens, the homeless, as well as local animal shelters.
January 20, 2015
Van Metre Design+Build is established to help homeowners enlarge and customize their Van Metre homes.
Over the years, our dedication to service and commitment to quality have been recognized through the granting of many awards—from industry recognition of individual Van Metre team members to community acknowledgement of our longstanding philanthropic work as a company.